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Solar Eclipse: My Lucky Break!  
User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 25
Posted (9 years 2 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

10:51 in the morning. Camera ready and I'm all set. Then this massive cloud formation moves in, blocking the sun!

11:00 The moon is now right in the middle of the sun, according to the time-table from yesterdays' newspaper, but I can't see a thing because of these bloody clouds!"  hissyfit 

11:01 While I am just about to put the lens-cap back on the camera, I feel the heat of the sun on my skin. I look up and see a relatively small opening appear in the clouds.

I aim my camera and through the viewfinder I spot a beautiful little ring of light.

I only have time to make just 2 pics before the sun disappears again behind the clouds.

Guess I have been incredibly lucky. Not only did the clouds open slightly right in time, those same clouds also acted as a filter as I don't think I would have been able to focuss correctly directly into the sun.

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17550 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

I was supposed to be in Tunisia for the weekend for this eclipse but the Air France flight out of Atlanta was full. My coworkers made it on the next day's flight and probably saw the eclipse from Tatouine, Tunisia. But I'm not bitter  Yeah sure.

E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Quoting Schoenorama (Thread starter):

Nice pics.

User currently offlineRmcf From Spain, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 hour ago) and read 1038 times:

Here in Madrid we had a perfect weather to see the eclipse, and it was an amazing experience...A shame that I didn't had my camera with me!  cry 
Bye! rmcf

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 hour ago) and read 1031 times:

Very nice pics Schoenerama, thanks.

Regards, Robert

Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years ago) and read 1018 times:

My cat went potty when it started to get dark.

User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years ago) and read 1005 times:

Dammit, why wasn't I told about this!?  hissyfit 

Nice pics BTW  bigthumbsup 

Not drinking, also isn't a solution!
User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Quoting Rmcf (Reply 3):
Here in Madrid we had a perfect weather to see the eclipse

Yeah I had an awesome view here in Madrid also Big grin
It got cold didnt it! News guys said temp went down 8�C.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Being in Ireland I did not even bother stepping outside as the sun is unvisible on a normal day, let alone during an eclipse.

UTA  checkeredflag 

Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 882 times:

Nice Pics  bigthumbsup 

Think of the brighter side!
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